Destinations Saxon Switzerland

Dampfer auf der ElbeFree-time activities and hiking tips

At the foot of Germany's most unique fortress and on the banks of the Elbe, Königstein is an ideal starting point for short and long hiking and day trips in Saxon Switzerland.

Marked mesas, for example the nearby Lilienstein, "Barbarine" near Pfaffendorf, the Hercules' Column in Bielatal, the fantastic stone features like romantic ravines and cozy places offer all that our guests look for: peace, recreation, activities, health and pure nature.

Not only can one enjoy nature and the landscape, but there are many meaningful sites that reflect the music history, natural sciences and industrial traditions of the area.

Dresden, a cultural capital: Zwinger, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Katholische Hofkirche (The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony), Semper Opera house, State Art Collection, Großer Garten park, Volkswagen factory, and much more.

Bad Schandau: Toskana-Therme (Tuscany thermal springs), National Park Visitor's Center, Kirnitzsch Valley with historic tram

Pirna -The Gateway to Saxon Switzerland: Historic old town, city museum, Richard Wagner Museum Graupa, Canaletto House, Country Manor Zuschendorf with a camellia show

Artificial Flower City Sebnitz: The House of German Artificial Flowers, Prehistoric Park, Africa Museum, the Dr. Petzold Bath

Porcelain City Meißen: Cathedral, Albrechtsburg Castle, City Museum, Porcelain Factory

Felsenbühne Rathen (outdoor theatre), East Ore Mountains, Giant Mountains (Karkonosze), Prague, Bautzen, Upper Lausatia, Dinosaur Park Kleinwelka, Stolpen Castle, Raft tours on the Elbe, Cycle tours on the Elbe cycle path, Hiking through Saxony and Bohemian Switzerland, Steamboat ride with the Saxon Steamboat Co.

The friendly staff of the Tourist Information office can provide further suggestions.